On April 16, 2020, Chalkbeat asked education leaders including Lauren Morando Rhim to weigh in on what schools and policymakers should be thinking about as they prepare for the eventual return of students to schools.
When students return to school buildings, teachers and school leaders will face a daunting task: pulling their communities back together while helping students get back on track.
Some students may have lost family members to the disease caused by the coronavirus, and some schools may have lost staff members. And even though lots of schools are attempting remote instruction, students will likely have lost academic ground while buildings were closed.
So what are schools and policymakers to do?